New Delhi, Aug 8: The Congress has decided field BK Hariprasad in the election for the post of Deputy Chairman in Rajya Sabha.
On reports that he will be Congress candidate, Hariprasad said, "Party must have taken this decision after a lot of thinking. We will talk to all the opposition leaders and discuss what is to be done."
Hariprasad is a member of the Rajya Sabha. He is also a General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee. Today is the last date for filing of nominations.
Talks of Vandana Chavan, NCP MP, as opposition consensus candidate for the post of deputy chairman, was doing rounds on Tuesday.
The elections will be held on the second last day of the monsoon session of Parliament-- on August 9. Janata Dal (United) leader Harivansh Narayan Singh is the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) candidate for the post.